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This Little-Known Med-Tech Company Is Growing Like Gangbusters
Millions of patients with sleep apnea have given continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines a try but later abandoned the therapy. An innovative med-tech company called Inspire Medical (NYSE: INSP) has launched a new type of therapy that gives these patients a second chance. In this episode of The Motley Fool's Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones is joined by Motley Fool contributor Brian Feroldi to discuss Inspire's history, its innovative therapy, and the massive […]

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Is Resmed a Buy?
Resmed (NYSE: RMD) launched the first continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines a few decades ago and has helped millions of sleep apnea patients to get a good night's rest. Long-term shareholders have been hugely rewarded for holding on to this steady-Eddie business. In this episode of The Motley Fool's Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and Fool.com contributor Brian Feroldi discuss Resmed's business model, financial results, and future prospects. To catch full episodes […]

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Why Zscaler Stock Is Heading Lower Today
What happened Sharers of cloud security provider Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) sank on Monday, despite no company-specific news. The stock was down about 8% at 12:20 p.m. EDT; it was down as much as 11.6% earlier in the day. So what Shares of Zscaler have soared since the company went public in 2018. Over the past year, the stock has gained nearly 85%, even after Monday's plunge. Image source: Getty Images. This rally has pushed Zscaler's valuation into the stratosphere, which may have something to do […]

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3 Top Stocks in Temasek’s Portfolio
The renowned Temasek Holdings, a massive commercial investment company wholly owned by the Singaporean government, announced in early July its annual results for the year ending 31 March 2019. Although its one-year total shareholder return (TSR) was a rather meager 1.5%, its annualized 10-year TSR of 9% and 20-year TSR of 7% were solid. However, given its international reach in terms of the assets it holds, I was more interested in the top-performing listed shares in its portfolio. In […]

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July Was a Sunny Retail Month, But Storms May Be Coming
Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime Day has turned the once-sleepy month of July into a retail battleground. Overall retail sales for the month, which featured countless retailers offering major sales, rose by 0.9% over June and 5.6% year over year, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation (NRF). These numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants. They show that whether it was the excitement of Prime Day and/or just general confidence in their own […]

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Why Aramark Stock Popped Today
What happened Shares of Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) were moving higher after an activist investor took a stake in the food-service giant. The stock was up 9.5% as of 11:18 a.m. EDT. So what Aramark, best known for providing food service at institutions like prisons and universities, has been a historically sleepy stock, but shares awoke from their slumber today after activist investor Mantle Ridge revealed a 20% stake in the company, worth about $1.8 billion. Paul Hilal, who runs the fund, said he […]

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Why DryShips Stock Is Soaring Today
What happened Shares of DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) had surged nearly 35% by 10:30 p.m. EDT on Monday. Driving up the shipping stock was its acceptance of a buyout bid by its founder and CEO. So what DryShips has agreed to merge with SPII Holdings, a company controlled by its founder, chairman, and CEO, George Economou. Under the terms of the deal, SPII will pay $5.25 for each share of DryShips stock that it doesn't already own. That price represents a 66% premium over where the stock traded before […]

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Why Argentine Financial Stocks Just Took Another Turn for the Worse
What happened Argentina's stock market suffered mightily last week, as investors worried that voters might oust current President Mauricio Macri in favor of his socialist/Peronist challengers Alberto Fernandez and Cristina Kirchner in the upcoming October elections. Now, though, there's a new worry to, well, worry about: Argentina may not even make it to October. Image source: Getty Images. So what In today's Argentina stock market update, we find financial stocks Grupo Supervielle S.A. (NYSE: […]

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Why Shares of PG&E Are Falling Today
What happened Shares of PG&E (NYSE: PCG) traded down more than 27% on Monday morning following a report that the company will have to face a jury trial over a 2017 fire. The decision adds a new potential uncertainty to PG&E's ongoing restructuring effort. So what PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection in late January as part of a plan to deal with upward of $30 billion in wildfire liabilities stemming from a blaze last fall. The so-called Camp Fire in northern California, which […]

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Mastercard Launches Its Own Restaurant
Earlier this month, Mastercard (NYSE: MA) launched its own restaurant experience in New York City at Spring Place, a high-end co-working space and private membership club. The intent is to take experiential marketing to a wholly different plane by fully immersing cardholders in dining experiences that replicate the smallest details of three famous world-class restaurants -- The Rock, in Zanzibar, Tunisia; Teruzushi, in Kitakyushu, Japan; and the Lyaness bar, in London -- while filling the senses […]

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